Domestic Violence Program Helps Victims

MEDFORD, Ore. — A collaboration between Medford Police and Community Works is providing help and services to those involved in domestic violence cases. The program started four years ago and other law enforcement agencies in the area are looking to get involved. The Medford Police Department said officers arrested more than one person per day in … Continue reading »

Olivia’s Story: Lyme Disease in Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — 13-year-old Olivia Christensen was diagnosed with Lyme Disease last year and has had a tough fight ever since. Though she does not look sick, she has brain and heart problems, and most days, she cannot even get out of bed. She studies at home, and she has not been able to go … Continue reading »

Measles Threaten Unvaccinated Local Kids

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon is on high alert for Measles after being named one of six states facing the highly contagious disease after the Disneyland outbreak. Doctors said there has been one documented case of Measles in Oregon so far. Jackson County Health and Human Services medical director Jim Shames said Measles is one of … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Jails

  MEDFORD, Ore.–Possibly the oldest existing city jail in southern Oregon is at the 125 year old Jacksonville city hall. A plaque on the wall says it was built in 1880 for 25-hundred dollars and included two jail cells in addition to a clerk’s office, fire station and council meeting room, still in use today. … Continue reading »

WEB EXTRA: Mark Schultz Talks Foxcatcher

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Sunday, NewsWatch 12 Reporter sat down with Mark Schultz, an Olympic and World Champion in Wrestling. Schultz also wrote the book Foxcatcher, which has now been made into a critically acclaimed movie nominated for five Academy Awards. In the interview, Schultz talks more about his reaction to the movie, and the murder … Continue reading »

Local Ties to “Foxcatcher”

MEDFORD, Ore. — By now you’ve likely heard of the movie Foxcatcher. The film, which has been nominated for five Academy Awards, is based on the true story of an Olympic gold medal wrestler who competed for Ashland High School. The story has been making waves across the country. Actors Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo … Continue reading »

Gathering Planned for Missing Ashland Teen

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland High School students, faculty and staff will come together Tuesday morning to spell out a message on the football field hoping to reach missing teen Hannah “Moose” Thomas-Garner. The high school plans to have everyone wear red and gather together on the AHS football field to take the picture from an … Continue reading »

Close to Record Temperatures Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION “Jackets in the morning and short sleeves by the afternoon.” That is my motto when talking about the diurnal temperature change in the spring and the fall. Diurnal temperature change is the difference between the low and the high in a given day. In the spring and fall, we usually start seeing the … Continue reading »

Web Extra: OSU Beats USC, 59-55

CORVALLIS, Ore.–It came down to the wire again at Gill Coliseum, but as Wayne Tinkle says, Oregon State has the mindset that they don’t lose at home in the last four minutes. And they continued their win streak at home taking down the Trojans 59-55 on Saturday. OSU is now 12-0 at Gill Coliseum this … Continue reading »

Domestic Violence Advocacy Support

MEDFORD, Ore. —  The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is announcing their support for programs to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault. Community Works in Medford is now hoping all law enforcement agencies will get involved. The Medford Police Department already has a domestic violence prevention program in place partnering with Community Works. Officers and advocates help … Continue reading »

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